Thursday, August 6th 2009

HIS Readies HD 4890 iCooler X4

ATI partner HIS, popular for the IceQ series graphics cards, seems to have something up its sleeves for the Radeon HD 4890, although it's not an IceQ product. The HIS Radeon HD 4890 iCooler X4 is touted to be the company's non-reference offering that boasts of superior cooling performance. The cooler consists of a central fan that pushes air onto aluminum fin heatsinks on either sides. From what we can see, two 8 mm heatpipes convey heat to these. The card holds 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and reference AMD clock speeds of 850/975 MHz (core/memory). The bundle includes the company's recently announced Bumptop 3D desktop environment software. Expect this to be priced on par with most other Radeon HD 4890 accelerators.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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22 Comments on HIS Readies HD 4890 iCooler X4

#1
soryuuha
i think i saw Asus's DK heatsink inside.
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#2
grunt_408
Looks cool hopefully silant too :p
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#3
Kitkat
oh shiat! that looks ace!
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#4
werez
nice nice nice
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I wonder if this cooler is anywhere near as good as Saphire's Vapour X coolers
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#6
douglatins
by: FreedomEclipse
I wonder if this cooler is anywhere near as good as Saphire's Vapour X coolers
I see some big ass heatpipes over there, so i´m guessing it cant be bad let just hope they dont screw things up with moronic stickers
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
If you don't like those stickers, use a hair-dryer to remove them intact, stick them back up when you need to RMA :)
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Looks a lot like the GTX295's setup, but I bet the same people that were bashing that will come in an praise this one...
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#9
Fx
looks like a nice card but regardless I am still gonna wait till next gen to replace the ol' 4870
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: douglatins
I see some big ass heatpipes over there, so i´m guessing it cant be bad let just hope they dont screw things up with moronic stickers
the Vapour X coolers on 'Toxic' cards have big ass heatpipes too but cooling is still half arsed unless you edit the bios to your own desired parameters which is what ive done.

I use to hit 62'c idle on my 4870 toxic but after editing the bios & some MX-2 im getting 50-52'c idle MAX & its still silent as one of them farts you let off in a elevator full of people before you arrive to you floor.

but previously i had my doubts about Vapour X coolers.
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Fx
by: FreedomEclipse
the Vapour X coolers on 'Toxic' cards have big ass heatpipes too but cooling is still half arsed unless you edit the bios to your own desired parameters which is what ive done.

I use to hit 62'c idle on my 4870 toxic but after editing the bios & some MX-2 im getting 50-52'c idle MAX & its still silent as one of them farts you let off in a elevator full of people before you arrive to you floor.

but previously i had my doubts about Vapour X coolers.
you UC'd it?
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#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Fx
you UC'd it?
Unfortunately yeah - cuz my other cards a non toxic card & wont do the same clocks..... :cry::cry::cry::cry:
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#13
Fx
by: FreedomEclipse
Unfortunately yeah - cuz my other cards a non toxic card & wont do the same clocks..... :cry::cry::cry::cry:
I hear ya man. I have to crank my fan up to 60% sometimes to keep my reference sapphire 1GB 4870 from overheating and turning my pc off. the heat that it cranks is crazy. its a little furnace that is great in winter but forces me to use my AC a lot more
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
all i really did was underclock the toxic & mess about with the fan controls on both cards - to get around 52'c my toxic spins at around 25% which is still as silent as it was before i touched it until i start gaming, then it starts kickin up to 30%+ & by that time you'd think maybe group of gypsy smurfs have infiltrated your case & started doing the hoovering all at the same time.
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#15
Fx
by: FreedomEclipse
all i really did was underclock the toxic & mess about with the fan controls on both cards - to get around 52'c my toxic spins at around 25% which is still as silent as it was before i touched it until i start gaming, then it starts kickin up to 30%+ & by that time you'd think maybe group of gypsy smurfs have infiltrated your case & started doing the hoovering all at the same time.
lol, well you need to show them how to UC their vacuum too!
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#16
eidairaman1
Ya just too bad both companies warranties are not as good as XFX.
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#17
AltecV1
screw the card but the fan on the cooler looks CooL:rockout:
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#18
tastegw
that is one smexy looking peice of hardware.
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#19
Maban
I see 3 heatpipes, probably meaning there's a fourth hidden.
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#20
method526
looks ok. if the cooler is quiet like the IceQ ones, should be fine.
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#22
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
If this is the same cooler as the GTX 295 and someone debunked that, then they need their head examined. Looks like this baby can cool a car engine. The whole layout, construction and what not looks to be really good. Conservative clocks though, this should do 1ghz core easy.
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